Organic Food Great Falls MT

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Groundworks Farm
(406) 207-5934
Great Falls, MT
Membership Organizations
Ecovian

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2Js Fresh Market
(406) 761-0134
105 Smelter Ave NE
Great Falls, MT
 
Access Organic Sales
(406) 758-6620
4090 Hwy 93 N
Kalispell, MT

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Littlebird's Marketplace
(406) 677-3663
Lawn at corner of School Lane and Pine Drive
Seeley Lake, MT
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
June 15-September 14 Sunday, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
County
Missoula

Big Timber Farmers Market
(406) 932-4279
Corner of Anderson St. & 2nd Ave
Big Timber, MT
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
July 14-September 19 Saturday, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon Weather permitting
County
Sweet Grass

Great Falls Original Farmers Market
(406) 761-3881
Downtown (Civic Center Park)
Great Falls, MT
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : Yes
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
July 8-September 23 Wednesday, 4:30 p.m.- 6:30 p.m.
County
Cascade

Shelby Food and Craft Market
(406) 434-5495
City Hall park; P.O. Box 454
Shelby, MT
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
July 23-September 17 Thursday, 4:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.
County
Toole

Twin Bridges Farmers Market
(406) 684-5556
Main Street Park
Twin Bridges, MT
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May 23-September 12 Saturday, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon
County
Madison

Clearwater Farm
(406) 370-0808
Stevensville, MT
Membership Organizations
Ecovian

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Whitefish Downtown Farmers Market
406.862.2043 or 406.871.9744
Central and Railway
Whitefish, MT
General Information
Covered : No
Open Year Round : No
Programs
WIC Accepted : No
SFMNP Accepted : No
SNAP Accepted : No
Hours
May 26-September 29 Tuesday, 5:00 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.
County
Flathead

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The Organic Food Value Debate

Written by Jeff Behar, MS, MBA   

More and more people are reaching to organic food believing that by eating organic food that they are doing their bodies goorganic foodod. But is eating organic really improving your health?  According to information from a new stud conducted in Toronto and appearing in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, there is no data supporting the notion that organic foods are any healthier or more beneficial than regular, non organic conventional foods.

About Organic Foods

Organic food refers to food items that are produced, manufactured and handled using organic means defined by certifying bodies such as the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) under its Organic Food Products Act. As of April 2008, organic food accounts for 1-2% of food sales worldwide.

Organic Food Regulations

Organic food production is a heavily regulated industry. Currently, the United States, Canada, Japan, the European U

nion (EU) and many other countries require organic producers to obtain special certification in order to market food as "organic". While the use of conventional non-organic pesticides, insecticides and herbicides is greatly restricted and only used as a last resort. However, what many people do NOT realize is certain non-organic fertilizers are still used. Most certifications also allow some chemical pesticides to also be used when producing organic foods. This means that there can still be several sources of chemicals used in the growing and management of "organic" food from production to market.

Is Organic Worth the Money?

Constant debates occur over whether it is beneficial in any way to buy some produce organically.There are several studies that suggest buying organic is NOT worth the money.

According to the Environmental Working Group, a nonprofit organization that advocates for policies that protect global and individual health, the following twelve foods have the lowest pesticide load when conventionally grown. Consequently, they are the safest conventionally grown crops to consume and buying organic here may not provide any real val;ue for your money:

  • Asparagus
  • Avocados
  • Bananas
  • Broccoli 
  • Cabbage
  • Eggplant
  • Kiwi
  • Mangos
  • Onions
  • Pineapples 
  • Sweet corn (frozen)
  • Sweet peas (frozen)

The following are some of the "dirtier" foods, when it comes to chemical contamination from fert...

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